Goat is a popular meat amongst the nomadic Somali people who praise its soft, juicy taste. Roast goat is the preferred method of cooking. In this recipe I have used a spice blend to marinate the meat. The result is soft, succulent, fall off the bone meat that is packed with flavour.
Turn the common ingredients of breakfast – eggs, bread and meat - into a delicious Somali style breakfast on the go. In this recipe I have combined sabaayad, a flaky flatbread, muqmad (preserved beef or camel jerky) and eggs in a handy roll that you can eat as you head off to work.
There is a fine tradition in Somali society known as casariya, a word that is loosely translated to mean afternoon tea. Wonderfully spiced tea called shaah in Somali is often served with various types of sweet or savoury treats. And you never, ever have shaah without sheeko (stories)!
Traditionally, Somalis bake muufo in a special clay oven called tinaar that is heated by charcoal. The muufo is flattened and stuck on the walls of the tinaar. No oil is ever used. You know the muufo is ready when it falls off the wall. Muufo is a wonderful bread to serve with soup or stew.
Rich, smooth, creamy, garlicky with a hint of spice – that’s how I like my hummus. Not only does it make a great protein-packed dip, but it can also be used to ‘butter’ your bread or used instead of mayo in a sandwich.